Dog friendly restaurants offering treats and water bowls
August 5, 2020
This week marks the start of the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, where diners can receive a 50 per cent discount up to £10 on their meals every Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
But with so many of us cosying up to our pets through lockdown, have you wondered which restaurants will also allow you to bring along your four-legged friend?
Fear no more. Vaiva Vinciunaite is the General Manager at Megan’s, situated in the new Circus West Village development by Battersea Power Station.
The popular riverside restaurant is taking part in the latest pet-friendly scheme and also has dog beds available for four-legged friends, as well as treats and water bowls.
She told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the restaurant has been “very busy” since the scheme started.
While the cafe and restaurant has been successful offering deliveries and takeaways throughout the lockdown, Ms Vinciunaite said that breakfast on Tuesday morning (August 4) was “unusually busy”.
“It’s great actually,” she said.
The restaurant has been included in a list of the top dog-friendly restaurants offering the discount near Battersea Park, compiled by the dog food company tails.com.
Other recommendations for dog-owners include:
Putt in the Park
Situated in Battersea Park itself, Putt in the Park is popular with dog owners wanting a quick bite to eat as well as those who want to use its mini golf.
Manager, Mattia Esposito told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the restaurant has been doing well throughout lockdown due to its location in the middle of the park, but he is hoping the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme will further boost sales.
He said: “Battersea Park is not really a place where you plan to go ahead, you decide in the morning to go there, and then maybe want to stop for a pizza there. So it’s something people don’t really plan in advance but fingers crossed it’s all going to be fine.
Wright Brothers Battersea
26 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW11 8NN
Also situated in the new Battersea Power Station development, Wright Brothers Battersea has an open style kitchen and riverside terrace, and allows well-behaved pooches to join their owners for a spot of food after a long walk in Battersea Park.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
4 Arches Lane, Greater London, SW11 8AB
Specialising in modern-Indian cuisine with British influences using innovative cooking techniques this is another dog-friendly restaurant in the heart of Battersea.
Tapas Brindisa Battersea Power Station
25 Circus Road West, Greater London, SW11 8EZ
Brindisa Battersea even has a dog menu with pooch tapas and treats on offer to spoil your four-legged guests.
To keep social distancing, for the time being dogs are only permitted on the terrace.
Draft House Westbridge
74-76, Battersea Bridge Road, Greater London, SW11 3AG
This local pub has two plant-filled gardens as well as private rooms to hire upstairs and is known for being dog-friendly.
503 Battersea Park Road, Greater London, SW11 3BW
This pub is known for its cocktails and award-winning ales as well as Sunday roasts.
It also provides dogs with a water bowl and some doggy biscuits.
The Farmers Mistress
The Farmers Mistress, 300 Battersea Park Road, sw11 3BU
An independent eatery in the heart of Battersea with a dog-friendly atmosphere.
2 New Union Square, Greater London, SW11 7AX
This health-focussed cafe also provides beauty treatments and a lifestyle boutique. Dogs are welcome to explore the green oasis garden.
60 Battersea High Street, Greater London, SW11 3HX
Another pub on the high-street to relax by the fireplace with your dog after a long walk.
7-9 Battersea Square, Greater London, SW11 3RA
A local neighbourhood restaurant with a reputation as being one of the standout dog friendly London restaurants too.
Sendero Specialty Coffee – Clapham
2 Lavender Hill, Greater London, SW11 5RW
Enjoy a speciality coffee and a bite to eat here with your four-legged friend.
The Alchemist Embassy Gardens
1 Ponton Road, Greater London, SW11 7BD
This bar is known for its speciality cocktails and dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area.
12 Arches Lane, Greater London, SW11 8AB
Battersea Brewery has a taproom on site, so the beer is pumped directly into their tanks from the brewery. With a dog-friendly policy, you don’t have to worry that your pooch is missing out on all the fun.
Sian Bayley -Local Democracy reporter